Interesting People Reading Poetry is an independent podcast where artists and luminaries read a favorite poem and share what it means to them. We believe poetry is primarily a vocal (bodily) art. We eschew disembodied academic analysis in favor of personal, emotional resonance. Each episode is co-produced and edited by Andy & Brendan Stermer. Guests include Representative Ilhan Omar, On Being host Krista Tippett, and MacArthur “Genius” entomologist Marla Spivak, among many others.
Using their favorite poem as a conceptual & linguistic framework, our guests have explored questions including: What is the meaning of home to a refugee?; What is God and what does God feel like?;How can poetry save science from itself?; Why should we not steal the brown pills from Granny’s medicine cabinet?
We feature one short listener poem at the end of every episode. To submit, call the Haiku Hotline at 612-440-0643 and read your poem after the beep. For the occasional prompt, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.